Yesterday was too emotional to write about. The only good part of the day was that Daniel was taken off the bilirubin lights. He also had his circumcision, which apparantly makes babies very sleepy. He didn't eat very well at all. . .
Today, however was a bright, sunny, perfect spring day, and I had high hopes for the day. The nurse told me that overnight, he seemed to be taking about half of his feedings by bottle, the rest through his tube. That in itself is a slight improvement. He continued that trend for most of the day. I debated over when to go home. My other children have hardly seen me this past week. . . so, I decided to go home for dinner. I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the trip back to the hospital or not, but a call from my brother prompted me to make the trip so that he could meet his nephew.
I was at the hospital for 2 more feedings. The first was typical (half and half). The last feeding of the night, he didn't eat all that great from me, so we put the rest of what he needed to eat in a bottle to try that before going to the tube.
For the first time, he finished his entire feeding by mouth! When the nurse came in and asked how he did, I showed her the empty bottle and she did a little happy dance with me. I left the hospital crying again, but for JOY this time!!!! He's making some progress... keep up those prayers and we will be home in no time.